Ruth Young’s approach to therapy is to join with clients to help empower them to create the life they want by supporting them in healing wounds from the past, learning new ways to approach difficulties and achieve a stronger sense of self or identity. There are so many changes that happen in families as they grow and develop over the years. Ruth would like to help with these transitions.
Ruth has lived both in the United States and abroad as a military spouse, mother, and advocate which has given her a greater sense of the diversity in our global world.
Ruth works with children, adolescents, individuals, couples, and families using both long term and brief client centered therapeutic interventions. Ruth incorporates Family Systems Approach, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, as well as, play therapy, mindfulness, and coping skills to address the specific needs of the client. She has an extensive knowledge of child development, behavioral difficulties, adolescent issues, ADHD, couples work, family systems and dynamics, and challenges facing military families.
Ruth received her Masters of Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University and earned a B.A. in Psychology with an emphasis on Early Childhood Development from the University of Northern Colorado. She currently holds a LSW in Virginia. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and the National Association of Professional Women.
Ruth is a supervisee in social work.